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Tips for Hazard Perception Test

Johnmcl7 Avatar
8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
I'm sitting my theory test on Wednesday, I'm fine on the multiple choice part however the new hazard perception section has me somewhat wary as it seems difficult to see exactly what is defined as a hazard at times. I've tried a couple of mock tests and pased ok but I'm not comfortable with them particularly as I don't know how strict the system is for allocating zero points. To me driving through a town centre with parked cars either side and pedestrians all over the place is pretty much a constant hazard making it more difficult to spot the 'actual' hazard whereas on other clips there is very little in the way of hazard.

Has anyone here failed their hazard perception test? If so, where did they go wrong? I haven't come across anyone who's failed it so I may be worrying about nothing but I'd like to get a better feel for it.

John
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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
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#1
do loads and loads of practise clips!

i was convinced i was gonna fail it but passed fine on the day!
banned#2
Clips? What do you have to watch films of traffic now as part of a test?

Hmmm. Back in my day..........
#3
Its all good fun!

Just don't be clicker happy!! I failed one clip as I clicked too many times, but still passed the test...

Good Luck!
#4
guv
Clips? What do you have to watch films of traffic now as part of a test?

Hmmm. Back in my day..........


I know...I sat my first test when the theory test just came in about 11 years ago but annoyingly you have to sit the theory test again if you want to sit a bike test. On the practice DVD it mentions some stats about young drivers and how the death rate has actually gone up despite the theory test being longer, the addition of a hazard perception test and a longer practical test all just in the time since I passed my car test.

John
#5
I think it's anything that slows you down (except give way roads ofc or slow signs ) or anything that changes your direction of travel.
my theory is soon.
#6
Well that's what they say but in some of the clips there's numerous hazards which slow the car down however only one or two at most actually count officially.

With the test deadline only being extended a six months and one month is down already I really want to be able to get the practical test booked as soon as possible.

John
#7
Johnmcl7;3234659
Well that's what they say but in some of the clips there's numerous hazards which slow the car down however only one or two at most actually count officially.

With the test deadline only being extended a six months and one month is down already I really want to be able to get the practical test booked as soon as possible.

John

I think you get about 10-15 clicks per clip though so you should be fine for clicking all 'hazards' :)
#8
Good luck, as said don't be click happy, there is one score hazzard for most clips and one clip has 2 scores, you should click for all hzzards as you do not know the "developing hazzard" which is the one that scores.
As soon as you see the hazzard that is when it is worth 5 points, then as the hazzard developes the score drops ie 4 3 2 1 and 0 if you miss it.

I did one last year and lost one clip for being too keen :roll: and that was for my Driving examiner test :w00t:,

Important to relax, I think one of mine involved a fire engine from the left, as soon as I saw it click, it ended up acrss my side of the road
#9
I had trouble with some Practice clips on my pc. I would see the hazzard well in advance click but it would give me 0 points as i had not clicked it in the alotted time. Best thing i did in my test was click wait 2 secs click again.

The system will take your highest scored click. :)
#10
Johnmcl7
Well that's what they say but in some of the clips there's numerous hazards which slow the car down however only one or two at most actually count officially.

With the test deadline only being extended a six months and one month is down already I really want to be able to get the practical test booked as soon as possible.

John


good luck luv im sure you will be fine my oh sits his on thursday when you got ur practical?
#11
As long as you don't sit there clicking as a constant recognisable pattern and click when you see something that could become a hazard (such as a pedestrian or cyclist, plus all the other normals of the road) you should be fine.

It is easy, but obviously as you've never done it before you'll be wary.

Relax and just use your common sense as you would on the road and you'll be fine.
banned#12
Johnmcl7
I know...I sat my first test when the theory test just came in about 11 years ago but annoyingly you have to sit the theory test again if you want to sit a bike test. On the practice DVD it mentions some stats about young drivers and how the death rate has actually gone up despite the theory test being longer, the addition of a hazard perception test and a longer practical test all just in the time since I passed my car test.



Sounds a bit like the test in Men in Black where the perspective agents had to identify (by shooting) the dangerous creatures (hazards)!

I guess I would have to do the same if I wanted to add 125cc or over on my license for a bike. It actually says (I'm sure) I'm ok to ride up to 250cc - but know thats now been revoked. (Mine is still one of the old pink and green ones!)

Good luck anyway!
#13
I really should book a date for my theory. I am the same as you, no problem with the theory but need to practise the hazard perception (only practised it twice - oops!)
#14
kelly_o_fanatic;3235603
I really should book a date for my theory. I am the same as you, no problem with the theory but need to practise the hazard perception (only done it twice - oops!)


http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=y-Mx45fvG58

Try this it might help, if you are in a car, even as a passenger, talk your way along spotting things, even if its to yourself. good luck next time :thumbsup:
#15
guv;3235166
Sounds a bit like the test in Men in Black where the perspective agents had to identify (by shooting) the dangerous creatures (hazards)!

I guess I would have to do the same if I wanted to add 125cc or over on my license for a bike. It actually says (I'm sure) I'm ok to ride up to 250cc - but know thats now been revoked. (Mine is still one of the old pink and green ones!)

Good luck anyway!


Mine is the old pink and green one as well but it still comes under the new rules - CBT to get on a 125 limited to 14.6bhp, then either take a 125cc test to be limited to 33bhp for two years or direct access on a bigger bike to be able to ride any bike. I sat my CBT and picked up a CBR125 which I've been getting practice on, hoping to pass my theory test on Wednesday then book some lessons on a 400cc bike and pass on that. Got my eye on Suzuki SV650s...

John
#16
Sat the test and managed to pass it ok, haven't come across anyone who has failed the hazard perception test so I guess it's not something to worry about too much.

John
#17
Basically click whenever something moves! Don't be scared about 'invalid random clicks'. You can click a surprising high amount of times.

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